KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, December 16, 8:00 pm

Monday, November 23, 2009

Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed presents “Exploring the Dark Universe”

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There is strong evidence that most of the mass and energy dominating the dynamics of the universe at the largest scales is not made of ordinary matter, but is something new– “dark energy” and “dark matter.” Understanding the dark sector poses fascinating challenges to theoretical physicists. More excitingly, a slew of experiments ranging from satellites to particle accelerators to deep-underground detectors are poised to shed a great deal of light on this subject in the very near future. In this talk I will describe these developments, and explore what we might learn about the dark universe in the next five years.